These days Coronavirus has spread all over the world. This has led governments to take strict action. Some countries are imposing lockdowns, and some have put bans on gatherings to break the chain of the SARAS COVI-2 virus. This pandemic has shaken the world and severely affected all businesses, including commercial photography. People are working from home, all small to big brands have been switched to online platforms, and branding is being done with the help of digital channels. In this crucial time, everyone needs to do their part wisely.
The photoshoots have also been changed in 2021. Now, commercial photographers need to be more creative to work around the social distancing protocols of the government. This will really help in ceasing the spread of deadly viruses. With a little caution, you can protect yourself, your team, and your clients from Coronavirus. We have crafted a Do’s and Don’ts list that prevents you from getting sick and running your business smoothly.
As discussed above, the government announces to keep social distancing. Now it’s our duty to follow this rule wisely. Stay at home and do all meetings virtually. You can take the help of google hangout, zoom, whatsapp video call, etc. to interact with your clients. Plan everything online in lieu of contacting people physically. Do not take social distancing lightly; it can make or break your life. “Stay home, stay safe.”
Avoid To Go Into Public Place
Going to public places like supermarkets, shopping malls, restaurants, etc., is not safe in the COVID-19 pandemic. Avoid visiting these spots and order online as much you can. This is essential for everyone’s safety. And don’t forget to sanitize the grocery bag when the delivery person brings it to you. Even if you have to go out for some reason, stay at least 2 meters away from the other people.
Keep Your Gear Clean
The most important thing you need to do is the cleaning and sanitization of the gear. Before COVID 19, you used to clean dust from the camera and lenses. But, now, you also need to remove the virus from the surface of your devices. You can dig up home-based deep cleaning ideas from the internet or buy a hygiene kit for your gear from Amazon, Flipkart, and more.
Do Projects From Home
Product photoshoot major component of commercial photography in Bristol and around the world. We all know that most businesses started selling their products on the internet in the era of social distancing. And they must require product photos for their online store.
This is a great opportunity for you. You can take product photography projects and can easily work on them from your place. All you need is a good camera, artificial lighting, and a lightbox. You can also contact Amazon, eBay, Flipkart sellers and sign digital contracts with them. This is the best way to earn handsome money without endangering your safety.
Wash Your Hands With Liquid Soap
Washing hands frequently is the easiest and most effective way to prevent the spread of viruses. But make sure that you are doing it correctly. According to the experts, you should clean your hands with liquid soap and warm water for 30 seconds. Liquid soap should be preferred over solid soap bars because it spreads easily and does not steal the moisture of your hand. Remember to take an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you on the go.
Take Some Time To Rest
Nowadays, the workload is less on everyone. It is better to take some quality time for yourself instead of doing endless tasks. Take a deep breath and perform some meditation. It will also help to bring new photography ideas to your mind.
Experts have discovered that viruses live on objects for a long time. That is why we advise you not to share your commercial photography equipment during this hard time.
Don’t Buy New Gear
Don’t invest nowadays in new photography gear. Nobody knows how long the Coronavirus lasts and when you will get gigs. In the meantime, you can start your online commercial photography classes to earn some extra bucks.
Don’t Ignore Your Clients.
This is the meat. Don’t take your existing client’s lightly. The market condition is very tight, and it isn’t easy to get new clients in the COVID-19 period. So, serve your clients well, live up to their expectations, and provide the best quality images.
Don’t Lose Hope
Finally, don’t give up. “The best thing about time is either it is good or bad; it always passes.” Someday the corona crisis will also end. Wait patiently for a good time.